The vote will be held the day before the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 expires, according to Pelosi.
Pelosi stated, “Let me just say that we’re going to pass the bill this week,” according to Reuters, when announcing the date on Sunday, Sept. 26. She had previously stated that she would not bring the bill up for a vote unless she was confident that it would pass.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, said that the House of Representatives will vote on whether to pass the controversial $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure proposed by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, September 30.
“Tomorrow, September 27, we will begin debate on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework on the Floor of the House and vote on it on Thursday, September 30.”
While the measure passed the Senate with bipartisan support on Aug. 10, features in the bill mandate rigorous counterparty reporting requirements for decentralized network validators and software developers who lack the necessary information.
Though the bill was passed on August 10, an amendment proposed by Senator Pat Toomey and supported by Senators Cynthia Lummis, Rob Portman, Mark Warner, Kyrsten Sinema, and Ron Wyden aimed to exempt validators, developers, and node operators from the law.
To the sorrow of the crypto community, Alaman Senator Richard Shelby’s lone objection prevented the amendment from being added to the legislation.
Conversely, other MPs feel the infrastructure package should be delayed until negotiations on the follow-up $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate bill are completed.
With the cost of the second bill causing concern among some Democrats, Pelosi stated that it is “self-evident” that the bill’s scope might be trimmed.
“We are now working together with the Senate and the White House on changes to this historic legislation,” she explained. “[$3.5 trillion] was the figure provided to us by the Senate and the president. Obviously, with negotiation, some modifications must be made as quickly as possible so that we can develop our consensus to move forward.”